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  • posted a message on Temur Elementals (or Temur Ramp)
    I second what others have said in that there's two very different ways to build the deck, both centered around this core:



    One is an Elemental-heavy build that's primarily RG where you splash U essentially just for Risen Reef and Omnath, Locus of the Roil. Here you want maximize the tribal synergy: you play 4 Creeping Trailblazer and 3-4 Chandra, Acolyte of Flame for big blowout turns with Risen Reef out, 2-5 between Living Twister and Overgrowth Elemental to stall aggro, and some combination of Shock, Lightning Strike, and Lava Coil to clear critters in the early game and burn the opponent later. Chandra, Awakened Inferno is rather clunky here, so it might just be a 1-2 of in the SB against slower matchups. Nissa, Who Shakes the World is also merely ok here. She's just such a solid card that playing her is never really wrong, but this feels like a suboptimal shell. You're not really ramping into anything ridiculous but more curving out and turning creatures sideways, and 4/3 Elementals with Creeping Trailblazer out are only marginally better than 3/3s.
    I think this version can be most successful in an aggro meta filled with WW, RDW, Vampires, and in general decks where you 1-for-1 their best creatures and win by CA with Risen Reef and Omnath, Locus of the Roil triggers. It does struggle a lot against control and combo decks because you can't apply enough pressure and eventually either run out of resources or get comboed before closing out. The biggest problem is that you aren't really doing anything crazy and have to fall back on the beatdown plan, but the deck lacks a proactive T1 play unless you start playing bad 1 mana Elementals which aren't aggressive enough and are also horrible topdecks without a Risen Reef out. The best aggressive line is something like T1 Shock their 1 drop, T2 Creeping Trailblazer, T3 Chandra, Acolyte of Flame and swing for 6. Hardly impressive, and there aren't really decks out there which both have a 1 drop and will have no blockers on T3 so you'll mostly be just sending out the two tokens. Against creatures-based decks it's better to T2 Leafkin Druid into T3 Omnath, Locus of the Roil'ing their 2-drop, and even here we aren't exactly rocking.

    Then there is a ramp-heavy build that's primarily UG with a R splash, where your goal is going big as early as possible. You use an Elemental package to ramp and cycle otherwise dead draws late game, so you drop Creeping Trailblazer and the R-heavy spells for more ramp (Llanowar Elves), card draw (Hydroid Krasis) and big "oops I win" buttons (Mass Manipulation or even Nexus of Fate). Nissa, Who Shakes the World really shines here and so does Chandra, Awakened Inferno which you can cast way more reliably as early as T4 (T3 on Christmas Eve). Here you probably want 4 Healer of the Glade MD to buy time against aggro in the early game and get cheap Risen Reef triggers later.
    I feel like this version is way better in a control/ramp/combo meta (and Scapeshift is really the FOTM), and doesn't suffer as much against aggro as the other does against decks that go over it -- especially post SB with color-hosers like Cerulean Drake, Unchained Berserker and Aether Gust. The best line here is so much stronger with a T1 Llanowar Elves that enables T2 Risen Reef into more Elementals T3, or T2 ramp into T3 Nissa, Who Shakes the World.
    Posted in: Deck Creation (Standard)
  • posted a message on Critical error after login on the Wide Beta
    Just for the records, I found out how to fix this issue. I went to the folder where the beta is installed (not straightforward to figure out by the way, but it should be something along the lines of: C:\Users\<USERNAME>\AppData\Local\Apps) and then deleted the folder 2.0 that contains the executables for the client. Then I just re-downloaded MTGO and it worked. I guess some file got corrupted during some update, but it wasn't possible to fix this issue by just re-installing the client without manually deleting everything in the folder above. Uninstalling from the Control Panel didn't work for me.
    Posted in: Other Formats
  • posted a message on Critical error after login on the Wide Beta
    Hi everybody, since the last few updates I can't play anymore with the Wide Beta client. Right after logging in, MTGO closes with the error I attached. The same error occurs even if I access the collection without logging in. Playing with a trial account works fine instead. I am using the Wide Beta version 3.4.82.414 on Windows 8.1 x64. I tried to post this bug in the official forums, but with no luck so far.

    I have this error also with a different computer, so I don't think that mine is somehow screwed. Does anyone else have this issue?

    MagicExceptionType: MagicException
    Message: Sorry, an unexpected error has occurred.
    ActionToTake: The application will now close.
    ExtraDetails:
    InternalDetails: Unexpected error - see inner exception
    at Shiny.App.Dispatcher_UnhandledException(Object sender, DispatcherUnhandledExceptionEventArgs e)
    at System.Windows.Threading.Dispatcher.CatchException(Exception e)
    at MS.Internal.Threading.ExceptionFilterHelper.TryCatchWhen(Object source, Delegate method, Object args, Int32 numArgs, Delegate catchHandler)
    at System.Windows.Threading.DispatcherOperation.InvokeImpl()
    at System.Threading.ExecutionContext.RunInternal(ExecutionContext executionContext, ContextCallback callback, Object state, Boolean preserveSyncCtx)
    at System.Threading.ExecutionContext.Run(ExecutionContext executionContext, ContextCallback callback, Object state, Boolean preserveSyncCtx)
    at System.Threading.ExecutionContext.Run(ExecutionContext executionContext, ContextCallback callback, Object state)
    at System.Windows.Threading.DispatcherOperation.Invoke()
    at System.Windows.Threading.Dispatcher.ProcessQueue()
    at System.Windows.Threading.Dispatcher.WndProcHook(IntPtr hwnd, Int32 msg, IntPtr wParam, IntPtr lParam, Boolean& handled)
    at MS.Win32.HwndWrapper.WndProc(IntPtr hwnd, Int32 msg, IntPtr wParam, IntPtr lParam, Boolean& handled)
    at MS.Win32.HwndSubclass.DispatcherCallbackOperation(Object o)
    at System.Windows.Threading.ExceptionWrapper.InternalRealCall(Delegate callback, Object args, Int32 numArgs)
    at MS.Internal.Threading.ExceptionFilterHelper.TryCatchWhen(Object source, Delegate method, Object args, Int32 numArgs, Delegate catchHandler)
    at System.Windows.Threading.Dispatcher.LegacyInvokeImpl(DispatcherPriority priority, TimeSpan timeout, Delegate method, Object args, Int32 numArgs)
    at MS.Win32.HwndSubclass.SubclassWndProc(IntPtr hwnd, Int32 msg, IntPtr wParam, IntPtr lParam)
    at MS.Win32.UnsafeNativeMethods.DispatchMessage(MSG& msg)
    at MS.Win32.UnsafeNativeMethods.DispatchMessage(MSG& msg)
    at System.Windows.Threading.Dispatcher.PushFrameImpl(DispatcherFrame frame)
    at System.Windows.Application.RunInternal(Window window)
    at System.Windows.Application.Run()
    at Shiny.App.Main()

    Inner exception:System.NullReferenceException: Object reference not set to an instance of an object.
    at Shiny.CADE.CADESceneViewModel.SetDeckConstructionContents()
    at Shiny.CADE.CADESceneViewModel.UpdateUIForSelectedTreeItemChanged()
    at Shiny.CADE.CADESceneViewModel.RestoreSelectedDeckSettings()
    at Shiny.CADE.CADESceneViewModel.<CollectionLoadFinished>b__2d()
    at System.Windows.Threading.ExceptionWrapper.InternalRealCall(Delegate callback, Object args, Int32 numArgs)
    at MS.Internal.Threading.ExceptionFilterHelper.TryCatchWhen(Object source, Delegate method, Object args, Int32 numArgs, Delegate catchHandler)
    at Shiny.CADE.CADESceneViewModel.SetDeckConstructionContents()
    at Shiny.CADE.CADESceneViewModel.UpdateUIForSelectedTreeItemChanged()
    at Shiny.CADE.CADESceneViewModel.RestoreSelectedDeckSettings()
    at Shiny.CADE.CADESceneViewModel.<CollectionLoadFinished>b__2d()
    at System.Windows.Threading.ExceptionWrapper.InternalRealCall(Delegate callback, Object args, Int32 numArgs)
    at MS.Internal.Threading.ExceptionFilterHelper.TryCatchWhen(Object source, Delegate method, Object args, Int32 numArgs, Delegate catchHandler)
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